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YOUNG RESPONSIBILITY

HE relaxed again, down in his chair, his legs stretched their straight length below the chair in front. He was waked from his bewilderment by a brushing under him, and there was young Billy diving for escape to the aisle, like the cornered city mouse that he was. Lin nipped that poor little attempt and had the limp Billy seated inside again before the two in discussion beyond had seen anything. He had said not a word to the boy, and now watched his unhappy eyes seizing upon the various exits and dispositions of the theatre; nor could he imagine anything to tell him that should restore the perished confidence. "Why did yu' lead him off?" he asked himself unexpectedly, and found that he did not seem to know; but as he watched the restless and estranged runaway he grew more and more sorrowful. "I just hate him to think that of me," he reflected. The curtain rose, and he saw Billy make up his mind to wait until they should all be going out in the crowd. While the Children of Captain Grant grew hotter and hotter upon their father's geographic trail, Lin sat saying to him-

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  • I - "VARIETY, YOU BET!" 1
  • II - HOW LIN WENT EAST 17
  • III - HOME TO THE SAGE-BRUSH 28
  • IV - THE NEW GIRL 42
  • V - THE WINNING OF THE BISCUIT-SHOOTER 62
  • Vl - HONEY-MOON LIN 81
  • VII - "YOU SAGE-BRUSH BIGAMIST!" 93
  • VIII - IN SEARCH OF CHRISTMAS 114
  • IX - SANTA-CLAUS LIN 131
  • X - YOUNG RESPONSIBILITY 145
  • XI - THE TRUE GIRL 161
  • XII - CONCERNING AN EMPTY 178
  • XIII - BROTHER NATE 195
  • XIV - SEPAR'S VIGILANTE 208
  • XV - "NEIGHBOR" 226
  • XVI - RESPONSIBILITY TALKS 236
  • XVII - RE-ENTER THE NEW GIRL 248
  • XVIII - "AMBROSIER. HONEY-DOO." 266
  • XIX - DESTINY AT DRYBONE 277
  • XX - "NEIGHBOR" AGAIN 301
  • IN THE AFTER-DAYS 304
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